Are You Proud of Me Now?


Barbra Streisand’s mother died last week at age 93. The two had a strained relationship, as people sometimes do with their mothers.

When Mom attended one of her shows in 1994 — she would have been 85 years old at the time — Barbra addressed her from the stage, saying, “Are you proud of me now, Mama?”

I’m not a big fan of anything Barbra Streisand has ever done, but for articulating a lifetime of pain in seven words, you can’t do much better than that . . .

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